Young collectors again provide fine exhibits

Carys Llewellyn

Ellie Doidge with the Melville Cup

This Autumn, for the first time, the Stamp Active Network has held not only the British Youth Stamp Championships, but also the Stamp Active competition. The later will now be held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. As always the judges were impressed with the high standard, and were pleased to see new exhibitors and exhibits in both competitions. The judges were Dave Armitage, Brian Asquith and Richard West. The judging was kindly hosted by The Royal Philatelic Society London, sponsored by Stanley Gibbons Ltd and the Great Britain Philatelic Society, while the area at Autumn Stampex in which the exhibits were displayed was kindly provided by the Philatelic Traders’ Society.

Photographs courtesy of Paul Leonard

British Youth Stamp Championships 2017

There was just one entry in each of the four classes: each entrant receives £25 to spend on philatelic items. The overall best exhibit is Winter Sports by Carys Llewellyn who receives a further £100.

Class B (17 and 18)

Toby Asson – The American Dream: Small silver

Class C (14 to 16)

Ben Matthews – Invasion and Target Sports: Silver-bronze

Class D (12 and 13)

Carys Llewellyn – Winter Sports: Large silver

Class E (under 12)

Rhys Hart – The Battle of Britain: Small silver

Stamp Active Competition Autumn 2017

The overall winner, and receives £50 to spend, was Ellie Dodge with Snake Facts, also receiving £25 for the best exhibit in Class C.

The best exhibit in Class B is The Great Romantic Composers by Sara Llewellyn who receives £25.

The Schools Trophy goes to Prendergast Community School, Haverford West.

Class B (12 and 13)

Sara Llewellyn – The Great Romantic Composers: Gold

Class C (10 and 11)

Thomas Absalom – All about Space: Silver

Joyce Bazley – Cats and Dogs: Silver

Wilfred Bazley – A brief history of Aviation: Silver

Ellie Doidge – Snake Facts: Gold

Sam Evans – All Creatures Great and Small: Silver

Alex Faversham – All about Stamps: Silver-bronze

Max Fenn – Wales: Silver-bronze

Evie Mills – The Coast: Silver

Iwan Morgans – Transport: Silver-bronze

Toby Roberts – Famous Britons: Silver-bronze

Melisa Thomas – Flowers: Silver-bronze

Dorothy Wild – Endangered Animals: Gold

Rhys Hart received a cup for the most promising entry

Dorothy Wild